The Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living

Engaging Ourselves and Our World with Compassion

A Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, September 23, 2016 through Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cheri Maples

In order to engage ourselves and our world with compassion, we have to liberate our hearts and minds. The practice of mindfulness cultivates our natural ability to maintain a continuous quality of awareness, and extend it more seamlessly into our daily lives. This retreat, suitable for both inexperienced and experienced practitioners, is an invitation to explore how the practice of mindfulness supports the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. We will explore how to maintain a balance of equanimity and compassion as we experience challenges in our own lives and witness, as well as work to eliminate suffering in the face of injustice in our collective lives.

Dharma Teacher: Cheri Maples

Cheri received dharma teacher transmission from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2008. She has worked as a clinical social worker, a police officer and as assistant attorney general in Wisconsin. Her experience as a social justice advocate has been incorporated into her teaching and her practice of engaged Buddhism.

Non-residential retreat (with residential option) at Queen’s House of Retreats, Saskatoon

Our practice will include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, and dharma discussion. Please plan to attend all sessions: Friday: 7pm-9pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 9am-4pm

Register by Sept. 9th

Total cost for non-residential is $110, total cost for residential is $245 full payment is due on Sept. 16th. Some scholarship help is available for those who need it. Our retreat leader does not charge for her teachings and, following tradition, there will be an opportunity to support her teaching by making a donation.

The registration form has more information about the retreat. For additional questions, contact Janet MacFarlane at or 306-222-9347.

This retreat is organized by the Saskatoon Community of Mindful Living